Innovation in Public Procurement


The concept discusses public procurement as one of the key elements of innovation policy, defining it, describing its significance for innovation strategies and offers some evidence and examples of good practice.

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Innovation in Public Procurement Definition

Innovation in public procurement generally refers to innovative solutions in the design and delivery of public services, the procurement of innovative products and services and innovative procurement processes and models (Office of Government Commerce, 2009)

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  • CIPS: Use of small and medium size suppliers.
  • CIPS: Whole life costing.
  • den Hertog, P. and Brouwer, E. (2001) Innovation in the Dutch Construction Cluster. In OECD, ed. Innovative clusters: Drivers of National Innovation Systems, OECD, Paris.
  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (2011) Innovation Procurement Policy. [online] Available at (www.bis.gov.uk/policies/innovation/procurement) [Accessed 11 November 2011].

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